Latest events on proposed street light changes in Eastbourne

Residents in the Old Town and Meads areas of Eastbourne will be able to have their say on proposed changes to street lighting at two consultation events in the town.

The proposals are part of a county-wide bid by East Sussex County Council to save £885,000 by 2016, by changing the way roads are lit during the night and replacing existing street lights with modern, energy-efficient alternatives.

Plans for these areas of Eastbourne include changing existing yellow lights to white LED lights and dimming lights in some streets after 10pm.

Work is being carried out on a ward-by-ward basis in Eastbourne and proposals have been drawn up by the county council in consultation with organisations including Eastbourne Borough Council and Sussex Police. Public transport links to each area have also been taken into account.

The events will be held on Saturday 21 September 2013 at the Old Town Community Centre, in Central Avenue, and on Saturday 28 September 2013 at St John’s Parish Hall, on the corner of Meads Road and Meads Street, between 9am and noon on both days.

Members of the county council’s street lighting team will be on hand to answer questions and listen to people’s concerns.

Comments or concerns about the proposed changes can be made for Old Town from September 21 2013 and Meads from September 28 2013 on the Have Your Say section of the county council website.